When a video of gospel performer Mercy Chinwo at a PDP presidential campaign rally in Uyo surfaced online, it sparked discussions on social media.
At the flag-off of the party’s 2023 governorship campaigns in the Akwa-Ibom state capital, Chinwo serenaded thousands of party supporters.
At precisely 1:12 p.m., the Port Harcourt-born singer-songwriter mounted the colourfully decorated podium to begin her performance.
As she delighted PDP rally attendees with her melodic voice mixed with the sweet rhythm of musical instruments to produce harmonious tunes, Chinwo became the centre of attention.
The 32-year-old dazzled the governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, his wife, Martha, and thousands of party supporters in the state for more than 11 minutes with gospel songs in the region’s dialect and pidgin English.
She performed a number of songs, including “See the way you love me” and “Jesus, you love me too much.”
After Sister Mercy’s ministration, the governor exclaimed, “Sister Mercy, this is electrifying.”
In reaction, some tweeps questioned her involvement in politics, with many alluding she was there for the money.
Others leapt to her defence, asserting she was simply doing her job.
@Unkul_Obi: Mercy Chinwo don cash out from Akwa Ibom PDP 😂. Election for Nigeria na money-making period.
@88ideass: Mercy Chinwo performed at the PDP rally in Akwaibom as per the rally of the ministers of God. Fraudsters everywhere parading as ministers. Ministers of their pocket. Apparently, she’s paid with millions stolen from Akwaibom state coffers
@femcomnet2: She is an artist and that is her business. Performing there doesn’t necessarily mean she supports them.
@BlissDecency: She is doing her job as a musician…